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    Kurt Vile supports Alabama Shakes in Berkeley, goes solo in Santa Cruz

Kurt Vile supports Alabama Shakes in Berkeley, goes solo in Santa Cruz

As far as "Best Album of 2015" lists go, few entries were as widespread as Kurt Vile's b'lieve i'm going down, his sixth studio album. He will make his debut [...]

By |August 10, 2016|Comments Off on Kurt Vile supports Alabama Shakes in Berkeley, goes solo in Santa Cruz

The Bay Abridged: Oct 14 — Oct 20

In this recurring feature known as The Bay Abridged, our staff writers will provide short, witty recaps on shows they attended around the Bay Area. A scene check, a [...]

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    Review: Kurt Vile & the Violators walk Fillmore’s decibel gambit

Review: Kurt Vile & the Violators walk Fillmore’s decibel gambit

Kurt Vile (photo: Sophia Apt)

The band walked on stage, Vile downed his beer and said “sup.” His shirt said “What's up kooks.”

Kurt Vile often gets accused of living somewhere [...]

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    Kurt Vile and the Violators performing at Slim’s and The Fillmore in October

Kurt Vile and the Violators performing at Slim’s and The Fillmore in October

Photo by Marina Chavez

With a broad style that can evoke both Pavement and Petty, punk rock and the Dead, the languorous music of Kurt Vile has always been classified [...]

By |October 13, 2015|Comments Off on Kurt Vile and the Violators performing at Slim’s and The Fillmore in October
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    Editors' Picks: What We've Been Listening to This Week (Lord Huron, Sore Eros & Kurt Vile, Exray's)

Editors' Picks: What We've Been Listening to This Week (Lord Huron, Sore Eros & Kurt Vile, Exray's)

Anna: Seeing Lord Huron at this year's Treasure Island Music Festival was an unexpected treat. I had previously listened to the band's 2010 EPs (Mighty and Into the Sun), [...]

By |November 15, 2013|Comments Off on Editors' Picks: What We've Been Listening to This Week (Lord Huron, Sore Eros & Kurt Vile, Exray's)
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    Tonight, 5/8/13: Kurt Vile playing sold-out show at The Independent

Tonight, 5/8/13: Kurt Vile playing sold-out show at The Independent

Indie darling of the moment Kurt Vile will be playing a sold-out show at The Independent this Wednesday, May 8. The Philadelphia native is currently promoting his latest album, [...]

By |May 8, 2013|Comments Off on Tonight, 5/8/13: Kurt Vile playing sold-out show at The Independent
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    Live This Month: May 2013 — an audio guide through SF concerts this month (Podcast #305)

Live This Month: May 2013 — an audio guide through SF concerts this month (Podcast #305)

Live This Month: May 2013 — an audio guide through SF concerts this month (Podcast #305)

In Live This Month, we sample some of the great local and out-of-town bands [...]

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Recorded for Japan: benefit compilation with Ariel Pink, Kurt Vile, many live tracks recorded in Brooklyn

Another fantastic benefit compilation to support Japanese earthquake relief efforts was released August 4th, featuring artists such as Kurt Vile, Ariel Pink, and R. Stevie Moore performing the appropriately titled [...]

By |August 10, 2011|Comments Off on Recorded for Japan: benefit compilation with Ariel Pink, Kurt Vile, many live tracks recorded in Brooklyn
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    Recommended, 7/25-7/31: Ghost Animal, Woods/Fresh & Onlys, Grass Widow/Cold Showers, Thurston Moore/Kurt Vile

Recommended, 7/25-7/31: Ghost Animal, Woods/Fresh & Onlys, Grass Widow/Cold Showers, Thurston Moore/Kurt Vile

Every Monday, we'll be offering you early picks for some of the week's best concerts. Do you think we omitted something worthwhile? Let us know in the comments! Be [...]

By |July 25, 2011|Comments Off on Recommended, 7/25-7/31: Ghost Animal, Woods/Fresh & Onlys, Grass Widow/Cold Showers, Thurston Moore/Kurt Vile

Live This Month: April 2011 – an audio guide through SF concerts this month (Podcast #246)

Live This Month: April 2011

In Live This Month, we sample some of the great local and out-of-town bands performing in the coming month in the San Francisco Bay Area. [...]

By |April 5, 2011|Comments Off on Live This Month: April 2011 – an audio guide through SF concerts this month (Podcast #246)

Live This Month: November 2010 — an audio guide through SF concerts this month (Podcast #236)

Live This Month: November 2010 (Podcast #236)

In Live This Month, we sample some of the great local and out-of-town bands performing in the next 30 days in the San [...]

By |November 3, 2010|Comments Off on Live This Month: November 2010 — an audio guide through SF concerts this month (Podcast #236)

Photos: Kurt Vile, Young Prisms @ Hemlock 10/21

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Young Prisms

By |October 26, 2009|Comments Off on Photos: Kurt Vile, Young Prisms @ Hemlock 10/21
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